Following the parade, the Great Chili Cookoff starts at 3 p.m. and the Cruise-in @ Fall Fest gets underway at 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Balloons over Mt. Vernon will be held at the Airport starting at 6:30 p.m. as well as the Great Pumpkin contest.
The entertainment continues on Sunday, Oct. 20 at noon with contemporary Christian music and passion painter Andy Raines performing. Citizenway, Everfound, and Neverclaim start at 6:30 p.m. and Sanctus Real will perform at 8:30 p.m.
Anyone who would like to participate in the parade may obtain an entry form online at mtvernonfallfest.com or by contacting the city tourism department at 242-3151.